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Former Sen. John Glenn (left) and Scott Carpenter, the last surviving Mercury astronauts, speak at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., during an event marking the 50th anniversary of Mr. Glenn's launch into orbit. (AP Photo/Michael Brown)

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Scott Carpenter, one of two surviving Mercury Seven astronauts, speaks during a dedication ceremony of the Mercury Project/Messenger Mission stamp that was unveiled on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Michael R. Brown)